Our mission as research center: Discover personalized medical solutions for environmentally triggered diseases to promote a healthier society in a rapidly changing world.

Are you passionate about science, full of ideas and innovative potential that drive change, and enjoy working in an international, fast-paced environment? Are you motivated by the societal impact of research and seek an opportunity to play an instrumental part in understanding the underlying molecular pathogenic mechanisms of disease?

If so, the Institute of Lung Health and Immunity (LHI) at Helmholtz Munich, Germany, is the ideal environment for you!

Postdoc – Health Risks of Inhaled Nanoparticles (f/m/x) 101881

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Your responsibilities

  • Support the development of safe-by-design strategies for nanomaterials
  • Leverage in vitro, in vivo and human data on nanotoxicology for risk assessment of the inhaled nanomaterials
  • Improve the predictive power of in vitro cell models of the lung for health risk of inhaled nanomaterials
  • Leverage computational, imaging and analytical methods for aerosol dosimetry in cell and animal models of the lung
  • Collaborate with an international network of partners from industry and academia as part of the EU-funded HARMLESS project

Your qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in (nano)toxicology, biotechnology/-engineering, (bio)physics, aerosol science or equivalent field
  • Several years of laboratory experience with in vitro and in vivo hazard assessment of nanomaterials
  • Keen interest in quantitative and predictive understanding of hazard, dose and transport of nanomaterials in air and organisms
  • Team player skills and enthusiasm to work in a multi-disciplinary, international, collaborative environment
  • Strong motivation, resilience, scientific curiosity, and commitment to scientific excellence

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience with meta-analysis of already published data
  • Experience with cell culture models, organ-on-a-chip technologies, or animal (mouse) models
  • Willingness to work with mouse models of the lung
  • Good command of German language

What we offer you

work-life balance
flexible working hours & working-time models
continuous education and training
30 days annual leave
on-site health management service
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Munich, with its numerous lakes and its vicinity to the Alps, is considered to be one of the cities with the best quality of life worldwide. With its first-class universities and world-leading research institutions it offers an intellectually stimulating environment.

Provided that the prerequisites are fulfilled, a salary level up to E 13 is possible. Social benefits are based on the collective agreement for the federal public service (TVöD). The position is (initially) limited to 2,5 years, under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.

To promote diversity, we welcome applications from talented people regardless of gender, cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, sexual identity, physical abilities, religion and age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.
If you have obtained a university degree abroad, we require further documents from you regarding the recognition of the degree. Please request the recognition as early as possible.

If you have further questions, simply contact Otmar Schmid,, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute of Lung Health and Immunity
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Oberschleißheim

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